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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:37
Ashleigh 2 wrote (see)

Forgot  to say Sweetpea, love your style, I bet your garden cheers up everyone who walks by do you buy your colourful pots or paint them yourself?

Hello Ashleigh, My little bit of garden is entirely hidden by the car, except to my neighbours either side of us, which I am glad of, because there are two pubs on my road, and I can't say with confidence I'd have all my pots left should everyone be able to see them! Also they are shop bought, the plasticky ones are from a standard 99p type shop, 4 tiddlers for 99p, three mediums 99p and two 'larges' for 99p. The metal heart ones are from B&M which I think is fab for garden decorations like pots, lights, planters and things, great for kiddies getting involved with gardens too. Their plants aren't so great, but my Violas have served a purpose for a few weeks, and hopefully the rescued rosemary will thrive! I've kept in in relative shade for now, I hope that's right.


Loving everyone's photos, Ecobaby, I know you say you have a small garden, but that's a size I dream of! It's so lovely!

Gardening and Chickens

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 10:29

I've always fancied the idea of rescuing a couple of battery hens, and letting them live in my garden, I've seen a couple of allotments with them, is it silly of me to think they might get lonely?


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:56

Got the email from the rep confirming me being on the waiting list...

I'm not so fond of waiting!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:47

I should add the one I'm waiting on, only has 60 plots. I was quite surprised to hear how short the waiting list is!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:47

@Lisa, I used to live in Birmingham, and directly opposite my house was a huuuuge allotment, it must have had 200+ plots, and the waiting list was something like 2 years too. My Dad had one for a couple of years, hardly waited at all, there seems to have been a massive boom in people taking them up.

I live in Worcester now and there's one a few minutes walk away, and another another couple of minutes away. There seems to be a lot in the city centre, which is great considering how many homes there are that are minus gardens!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:58

I suppose I'll find that out when we get to see it! We only want a half size one, big enough to grow some veggies, potatoes, carrots, onions.

I'm going to be rather impatient now! Our own garden doesn't have any earth to plant things in, it's all in pots, I'm very much looking forward to digging to victory!

Plant ID please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:53

I was going to go with the primula, simply because I have a pink one, which was recently ID'd for me, and it looks pretty similar!

 you'll need to zoom in, it the pink one on the right, I've since brought it in as it doesn't like being outside!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:34

Hello all,

I've decided to join a waiting list for an allotment locally to me, there are three other people on this waiting list, and currently - according to the website - three vacant plots... Hopefully this means I am next in line for a plot.


Is this a bad time to be acquiring an allotment? What can I expect, and will need to buy, besides the obvious - spade and fork and the such...

I'm very excited and can not wait to hear from the council, and hopefully in the none too distant future!

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:29
ECOBABY wrote (see)

David, know Milford and Shugborough well, take my Jack Russel Molly for walks along the canal and back through Shugborough grounds quite a lot in the summer. I live just outside Stafford town centre. I came to Stafford to Collage in 1978 and met my husband and never went home. What a small world we live in. My husband remembers a number of years ago bringing our middle daughter home from Rugeley and encountering a stag on the Milford road early in the morning hours. 

shugborough is a firm favourite of mine. had one of the nicest dates with my OH there too at a bonfire night fireworks show.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:14
David K wrote (see)

I love those, SweetPea.....I like them most because of the story behind them.

I used to develop, print & enlarge my own black & white films, but never quite got the hang of processing colour.

I could only do it because I did it at uni and college, I recently bought a black and white darkroom set up to turn the cellar into a dark room, but I have to admit, I lost my liking for it after starting it as a degree, as I've since left university I've really had no inclination to pick up my camera again. I think with some lovely flowers growing though, I'll be more inclined to take some photos again, probably on the DSLR though.

There's something very nice about holding a print you've taken and developed yourself though isn't there?

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